Nuffield report on heritable genome editing

An independent inquiry by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that the editing the DNA of a human embryo, sperm, or egg to influence the characteristics of a future person (‘heritable genome editing’) could be morally permissible. The new report, Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues, (“the Report”), sets out the range of ethical issues that arise in relation to the prospect of genome editing becoming available as a reproductive option for prospective parents.  Continue reading